Counsel for the AGF, Joe Agi, told Justice Inyang Ekwo Friday, shortly after the matter was called for trial commencement.
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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday advised Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, to alternatively explore out-of-court settlement in a suit brought against him over $53 million unpaid legal fee.
The Court of Appeal on Monday in Abuja struck out an appeal filed by the Federal Government challenging the discharge of Justice Adeniyi Ademola; his wife, Olubowale; and Joe Agi (SAN) from answering fraud charges.
In a statement issued on Monday, in Abuja, Okoi Obono-Obla, the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, said some assertions made by the NJC on the issue were false
Ademola, his wife and his lawyer Joe Agi (SAN), were arraigned on December 13, 2016, on an 18- count charge of criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways
Onnoghen, who said this after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, described the assertion as mere speculations
This was contained in a statement dated April 9, 2017 and signed by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale
A source in the Presidency confirmed this development to State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday
They were arraigned by the Federal Government on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000
Ademola and his wife, Olabowale, as well as Joe Agi (SAN), are standing trial on an 18-count charge before Justice Jude Okeke
The defendants/applicants are standing trial on an 18-count charge bordering on conspiracy, collection of gratification and money laundering
Ademola was among the seven justices investigated after the sting operations carried out on October 8 and 9 by the Department of State Services
Justice Adeniyi Ademola; his wife, Olabowale; and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, are standing trial on a 18-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000
The seventh prosecution witness, Hajiya Fatimah Shuaibu, wife of a former Director, Pension Department of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Shuaibu S. Teidi, on Wednesday gave evidence before the Federal Capital Territory High Court of how Justice Ademola allegedly demanded N25 million bribe from her husband when he was presiding over his trial on alleged embezzlement of pension fund
Justice Ademola was among the seven Justices investigated after the sting operations carried out on October 8 and 9 by the Department of State Services
The Federal Government is prosecuting Justice Ademola; his wife, Olabowale; and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, on a 16 count charge bothering on giving and receiving of gratification and illegal possession of firearms
Ademola; his wife, Omobowale; and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Age, are being tried for receiving and offering gratification
The Federal Government had slammed a 16-count charge on the trio bothering on payment and receipt of gratification
Ademola and Olabowale were earlier arraigned by the Federal Government on an 11-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways
Ayade was dragged to court by Joe Agi, one of the contenders for the ticket of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party